Google owns 49.6% of U.S. search market

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 22 2006 @ 13:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nielsen//NetRatings writes Google is still by far the largest search engine in the United States.

More than 3 billion searches were performed on Google during October 2006, which is more than twice as much than on Yahoo who owns 23.9% of the market and almost six times as much as on MSN/Windows Live Search which is used by 8.8%.

Here's a look at the top 10 search providers with their search volume, year-over-year growth in search volume and share of searches:
  • Google Search: 3,022,326 - 23% - 49.6%
  • Yahoo! Search: 1,456,269 - 30% - 23.9%
  • MSN/Windows Live Search: 538,594 - -8% - 8.8%
  • AOL Search: 375,045 - 1.9% - 6.2%
  • Ask.com Search: 168,076 - 25% - 2.8%
  • My Way Search: 133,211 - 7% - 2.2%
  • EarthLink Search: 34,537 - 10% - 1%
  • Comcast Search: 33,399 - N/A - 1%
  • BellSouth Search: 29,657 - N/A - 0.5%
  • iWon Search: 29,549 - 1% - 0.5%


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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